papaya grading

Papaya Handling, Grading, and Packing

Papaya Grading Pre-grading: Fruits that fail to meet export specifications should be removed before the washing and decontamination stages and packed later or in a different packing line. Failed fruit […]

Papaya harvest

Papaya Harvest,  Yield and Storage

Yield of papaya – How much a papaya plant can yield? Agricultural statistics indicate an average yield of 30 tonnes per hectare, but high variability exists depending on the country […]

Papaya pests and diseases

Papaya Plant Major Pests, Diseases and Weeds

Papaya Pests and Diseases Papaya plant Major Pests Papaya Fruit Fly (Toxotrypana curvicauda): The larvae of this fly devour papaya seeds and their interior tissues. Particularly menacing is the wasp-like […]

Papaya cultivation for profit

How to cultivate papayas for profit – Complete production guide

Papaya Cultivation Guide for Profit The importance of papaya in the global market – Which are the top papaya producer countries? Papayas rank as the fourth most traded tropical fruit […]

papaya irrigation

Papaya Plant Care – Irrigation and Fertilization of Papaya plants

Water requirements and Irrigation of Papaya Watering is essential for achieving the best plant growth and fruit production. The soil should have good drainage. Papaya plants are very sensitive to […]

Papaya pollination

Papaya propagation and Pollination

How to propagate papaya plants Papaya is mainly propagated by seed. Tissue culture and rooted cuttings are practiced to a limited extent. The parent plants determine the sex of the […]

papaya planting

Papaya Soil Preparation, Planting, and Plant density

Planning and Planting Papaya Planning a successful papaya cultivation requires careful consideration of several key factors and conditions.  Before Planting, it is important to carefully examine the field’s soil type, […]

papaya plant information

Papaya plant information

The physiology of papaya/papaw plant The papaya (Carica papaya L.) is the most economically important fruit in the Caricaceae family and the 4th most traded tropical fruit after banana, mango, and pineapple. Papaya […]

papaya health benefits

Papaya Interesting facts, Nutritional value, and Health benefits

Fun facts about papaya Papaya is a popular exotic fruit with a sweet melon-like taste. Its scientific name is Carica papaya L. It belongs to the Caricaceae family and is […]


Jackfruit: The indigenous Nutritious Fruit from India

Co-authors:  Seema S. and Sowmiya Mahadevan, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) – National Food Laboratory (NFL), Chennai, India Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam) is a complex fruit grown […]